Certified Primary Stroke Center
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., and the number one cause of adult disability. To improve outcomes for stroke patients, Lawrence Memorial Hospital is committed to best practices for high quality, rapid response diagnosis and patient care. Our stroke program is nationally certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.
To receive Primary Stroke Center designation, LMH demonstrates proficiency in:
- Diagnosing patients with stroke by EMS technicians while en route to the hospital
- Having CT technicians and scanners ready to receive patients upon arrival
- Diagnosing patients with type of stroke and administering proper treatment within 60 minutes of arrival
With a Primary Stroke Center at LMH, patients in and around Lawrence can rest assured the best stroke treatment available is provided right here in their own community. For more information about stroke care at LMH, call 785-505-5000.